We are sad to announce that Paul Miller has resigned his position within the Business Intelligence Team, and will be returning to Better World Books as Vice President of Business Analytics. While he has only been with us a short time, he will be missed as he has had a great impact and has built excellent partnerships while working closely with many of you. Paul’s last day will be Friday, December 14.
We look forward to our time together at the annual UR Christmas Mass and Luncheon this Friday. Mass will be held at 11:00 am at Alumni Hall, followed by a luncheon at Noon in the Dahnke Ballroom (Duncan Student Center). Please join us in the spirit of giving and bring an unwrapped toy to the party to benefit children at the YWCA. Also, it’s not too late to sign up your group for karaoke.
Eck Center (24 Person Shuttle)
A shuttle will depart at 10:30am for Alumni HallA shuttle will depart at 10:45am for Alumni HallA shuttle will depart at 11:45am for Duncan Student Center (if you are not attending mass)Eddy Street Commons (56 Person Shuttle)The shuttle will pick up at the crosswalk by parking garageA shuttle will depart at 10:30am for Alumni HallA shuttle will depart at 10:45am for Alumni HallA shuttle will depart at 11:45am for Duncan Student Center (if you are not attending mass)
Grace Hall (56 Person Shuttle)
Please see image below for specific pick up location
A shuttle will depart at 10:30am for Alumni Hall
A shuttle will depart at 10:45am for Alumni Hall
A shuttle will depart at 11:45am for Duncan Student Center (if you are not attending mass)
From Mass to the Duncan Student Center
Three shuttles will be at the Morris Inn circle near Alumni Hall to transport people to the Duncan Student Center at 11:55am
From the Duncan Student Center back to your office
Three shuttles will be at the Duncan Student Center at 2:00pm after the completion of the luncheon. One will depart for the Eck Center, one will depart for Grace Hall, and one will depart for Eddy Street Commons. Each shuttle will return to the Duncan Student Center for a second round of drop-offs to the Eck Center, Grace Hall, and Eddy Street Commons at 2:15pm.
Grace Hall pick up location
We are pleased to announce that Development has once again partnered with the Center for the Homeless to collect cold weather items for those in need in our community. The Center is in urgent need of new or gently used coats, as well as hats, gloves, scarves, socks, boots, and hand/foot warmers. There will be collection bins located in the Eddy Street cafe and on the 10th and 11th floors of Grace Hall near the elevators. The collection bins will be available through Thursday, December 20. Please reach out to Grace Prosniewski with questions.
Please join me in welcoming Matt Abernathy as the newest Regional Director in the Midwest Region.
Matt joins us from ITsavvy, a Chicago-based IT consulting firm where he worked as a Solutions Consultant and Project Manager. Previously, Matt worked as a fundraiser at his alma mater, St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Illinois. During his tenure at there, he also served as the Director of International Student Programs, taught select classes, and coached football and track & field. (I guess you could say St Francis got their money’s worth!) Prior to St. Francis, he was a Territory Sales Representative for Red Bull.
Matt is a proud graduate of St. John’s University (MN) and recently completed his Notre Dame Executive MBA (2017).
Please join me in welcoming Rich Allocco to the West Region team. Rich will be located in the Bay Area and will be starting with us on Monday December, 17th.
Rich Allocco is a 1977 graduate of Notre Dame with a degree in Economics and a football Monogram winner. A New Jersey native, Rich transferred from New York City to San Francisco with IBM and operated the SF Commercial office, IBM’s largest. Post IBM he had a series of executive roles with IBM ROLM, Remedy, Siemens U.S. and a number of software startups. In his most recent role Rich led North America at Webtrends until the company was sold to Oracle.
Rich has two grown children, Michael and Megan and five grandchildren, all dedicated supporters and fans of the University. Rich enjoys hiking, following his favorite sports teams (Notre Dame/NY Yankees) and spending time with family and friends. Rich and his extended family are lifelong ND devotees, he is excited by the opportunity to better understand the university and advance its global mission.
It is with great pleasure that I share with you the announcement of Maria Dahn as Director of Foundation Relations effective December 10. Maria transitions to FR from Notre Dame Research where she led large, multi-investigator sponsored research proposals in her role as Pre-Award Program Manager. We look forward to Maria bringing her strong relationships with faculty and expertise in project management to FR as she works on large, interdisciplinary foundation proposals and additionally serves the IDEA center, the Center for Civic Innovation, and Eck Institute for Global Health, among other areas.
Congratulations, Maria, and welcome to FR!
T.J. Pillari and his wife Quinn were thrilled to welcome their fourth child, Gemma Catherine, to the world on Sunday, December 2. Gemma is a peanut, weighing in at 6 lbs 4 ounces, but has shown a robust appetite (especially in the early AM hours). She and Quinn are doing great and the whole family is marveling at this incredible gift of new life!
Congratulations to Maggie and Brad Gendel on the birth of their son Cullen Joseph Gendel. He was welcomed into the world on Wednesday, December 4th weighing in at a whopping 8lbs 14oz and 20.5 inches. Mom and baby are doing well and so is dad. Their first, Maggie and Brad are ecstatic! We share in their joy.